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Addiction Studies

Dublin Business School

12 months
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12500 EUR/year
8700 EUR/year
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The MA in Addiction Studies programme from Dublin Business School is a rigorous and formal exploration of addictions from a variety of academic and scientific perspectives: sociological, cultural, psychological, anthropological, and psychoanalytic. 

Overview

The Addiction Studies programme from Dublin Business School is concerned with how these perspectives interact and how they differ from each other.

The aim is to educate students so that they can carry out research in the field of addiction and thereby critically inform policy making, as well as management of addiction services. 

The programme also provides clinicians with a strong theoretical foundation from where to approach the treatment of addictions.

This programme is designed for students with a background in Psychology, Psychoanalysis, Anthropology, Sociology, Social Science or a cognate discipline, who wish to acquire a postgraduate qualification in the area of Addiction. 

It is also very suitable for applicants with a clinical training in health or social care who wish to apply knowledge of the theory and approaches to addiction to their clinical work. In addition, the course provides an exciting and thought-provoking foundation for students who may wish to subsequently pursue training in the counselling or psychotherapy of addiction.

Key Features of the MA in Addiction Studies

  • Suited to those with a Humanities/Social Science degree seeking to acquire a postgraduate qualification in the area of Addiction 
  • Also suitable for applicants with clinical training in health or social care who wish to apply a knowledge of the theory and approaches to addiction to their clinical work 
  • Graduates will be qualified for relevant position in academia, as well as in research for public and private bodies 
  • In addition, graduates can work at a strategic level in healthcare settings, in semi-state bodies and in government agencies shaping polices on addiction treatment both within institutions and in society as a whole

Career Opportunities

The MA in Addiction Studies qualifies graduates to pursue careers that involve the generation and use of information relating to the problems of addiction. Graduates will be ideally qualified for relevant positions in academia, as well as in research for public and private bodies. 

Importantly, graduates can work at a strategic level in healthcare settings, in semi-state bodies, and in government agencies, shaping policies on addiction treatment both within institutions and in society as a whole. The MA can also provide a theoretical basis for clinicians faced with the challenge of understanding the presentation of addictive behaviours in their clinical practice.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Dialogical Meanings in Addiction: Theory, Practice and Policy
  • A Psychoanalytic Perspective on Addiction
  • Research Methods and Analysis
  • Addiction Psychopharmacology
  • Cultural Issues in the Study of Addiction
  • Women and Addiction
  • Integrative Tutorial
  • Supervised Clinical Visits
  • Research Project

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

60 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

To be considered for admission, applicants must:

  • Have a minimum Second Class Honours (2.2) Degree in any humanities or social science discipline from a recognised third level institution, or equivalent qualification or
  • Be a graduate of any non-cognate discipline and hold a qualification in a conversion style programme such as a Postgraduate Higher Diploma in Psychology or
  • Have an equivalent professional qualification
  • Have an IELTS score of a minimum 6.5 or equivalent, where full-time study has been conducted in a language other than English or applicants whose first language is not English

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12500 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8700 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8700 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • Part-time EU residents: €4,350 / year

Living costs for Dublin

1100 - 1800 EUR /month
Living costs

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Funding

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